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2015 Middle East Book Award Winners

The 2015 winners include:

Picture Book

  • When the Animals Saved Earth: An Eco-Fable retold by Alexis York Lumbard, illustrator Demi. (Wisdom Tales, 2015.)
  • The Olive Tree by Elsa Marston, illustrator Claire Ewart. (Wisdom Tales, 2014.)

Youth Literature

  • The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye. (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, 2014.)
  • Honorable mention: Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath. (Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Publishing, 2014.)

Youth Nonfiction

  • Children Growing Up with War by Jenny Matthews. (Candlewick Press, 2014.)
  • Honorable mention: Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan. (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015.)

Visit www.meoc.us for more about the awards program and a list of previous winners.

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